|Food, glorious food, but where next is the question?
||[Sep. 28th, 2016|09:02 pm]
The biggest and most significant change to note here is that as we are pushing on into the evening on Saturday, instead of breaking up at 6pm and heading out to dinner, we've decided to have a "pizza party" of sorts during Pub Quiz. I have no compunction about using my school marm skillset to make myself heard while the wild masses eat, so it should still work out. Make sure you study your fandom vocabulary, history, and statistics. ;-p
In the interests of smooth running, can everyone please acquaint themselves before Saturday with the Hell Pizza menu and think about what they are likely to want, so we can phone in an order during the afternoon tea break. It would also be great if you could bring something approximating the correct money, and I'll make sure to stop off at the Four Square on my way to get some small change. (Meelie, remind me to do this!)
Obviously if you're a late eater and you'd rather wait till 8pm and eat after, feel free to do so. Also, there are some kitchen facilities available, so if you would prefer to bring something from home that's fine too.
On Sunday you are of course free to head off about your own business after we've put the hall to rights, but most of us will be making our way down to Miramar Cutting (which I shamefully only figured out six months ago is called that because they cut through the hill range) to have drinks and nibbles at the Cutting Bar, and then eventually dinner at the Long Thai. Again, stay for as little or as long as you'd like.
As far as lunches go, we have a one hour lunch break scheduled on both days. The Dundas Street shops are fairly rudimentary -- the Four Square is definitely a superette rather than a supermarket, so good for snacks/sundries but not great for food shopping. There is a fish and chip shop (very nice), and a cafe (okay but slightly pricey) in the immediate vicinity.
If you're up for a ten minute walk then it's an easy stroll back to Strathmore (just through the tunnel) where there is a bakery/cafe, another fish and chip shop (more run of the mill), a Chinese takeaway, and an Indian place.
Obviously you can also bring a packed lunch from home if that is your preference, and we will have our usual assortment of snacks available throughout the day.